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I’m Voting No to Proposition 1 and Yes to Propositions 2, 3 and 4 on the Croton School Ballot; Here’s Why

I am voting NO to Transportation Proposition 1 and YES to Propositions 2, 3 and 4 on the Croton ...

An Earth Day for the Ages

By: Chandu Visweswariah No. 46 outdid himself on Earth Day 51! The publication of Rachel Carlson’s ...

Spring into Greener Cleaning

By: Mary Ann Kelly It is spring and a perfect time to set sustainable cleaning goals! Green ...

Save Money and Help the Croton Sustainability Committee!

By: Patty Buchanan As part of the Sustainability Committee’s efforts to win a $70,000 ...

Our Votes? Not in a Million Years!

By: Chandu Visweswariah The Croton School District (Westchester County, New York) is placing the ...

Why NOT to Buy Bottled Water

By: Robert DeAngelis Why not?  It’s convenient.   Why not?  Because by purchasing bottled water we ...

What’s My T-shirt Have to do With it?

By: Leo Wiegman “Cradle to grave designs dominate modern manufacturing” architect Bill McDonough ...

What is Climate Change All About?

By: Cyril Cabral Jr Riding a bicycle is a complex task, with many of our 600 human muscles needed ...

Sunshine Hotels and Trillion Dollar Bubbles

By: Chandu Visweswariah Editor’s note: this blog marks the 50th piece contributed by Croton100 in ...

The True Cost of Fast Fashion

By: Sarah Wilson Credit: textiletoday.com.bd Some aspects of our carbon footprint are easy to ...

So Much Money and Carbon to be Saved

  By: Patty L. Buchanan Croton100 has continued with its best efforts to educate the Croton School ...

I Beg to Disagree, Mr. Gates

By: Chandu Visweswariah Bill Gates’ book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” was published two weeks ...

Horror, Despair, Hope and Action

By: Patty L. Buchanan Climate stability advocates spend a lot of time on the emotional ...

The Impact of Our Diet on the Planet

By: Shubir Kapoor The global food system, which spreads across production and post-farm activities ...

Where on Earth is Dot tv?

By: Leo Wiegman As one of the youngest nations on Earth, Tuvalu could be among the first ...

Quantifying the GHG Benefit of Composting

By: Chandu Visweswariah CURE100 offers a Carbon Tracker software application that allows a ...

Three Steps to Sustainable Home Heating

By: Bob DeAngelis Photo credit: HeatSmart Westchester For much of history, we have burned things ...

International, National and Local Spotlights on EV Adoption

By: Patty L. Buchanan Wooohooo, my all-time favorite Super Bowl ad was released this, ...

A Tale of Two (Local) Cities

By: Chandu Visweswariah “A Tale of Two Cities” is an 1859 historical novel by Charles Dickens, set ...

Yorktown100 joins CURE100!

By: Mary Ann Kelly Yorktown100 is excited to announce that we have become one of four charter ...

Presidential Inauguration Meets Climate Action: Day 1 and Beyond

By: Patty L. Buchanan January 20 was a triumphant day for climate action.  Starting with his ...

The Confluence of Local and Global Climate Crisis Discourse

By: Patty L. Buchanan There was a recent notable confluence of local and global discourse on the ...

Five Trends in Solar Energy for 2021 in New York State

By: Leo Weigman The massive 5,500 page COVID-19 bill that Congress approved and President Trump ...

Don’t Waste Our Money

By: Chandu Visweswariah Now is the time to advocate for electrification of school transportation ...

The Incumbent Mirage

By: Chandu Visweswariah This past week I received numerous holiday greetings expressing a ...

Let’s Make Sustainable Resolutions for 2021

By: Susan B. Buck Sustainable: 1. able to continue over a period of time. 2. causing little or no ...

Long Cold Nights of Reflection for Longer Brighter Days Ahead

By Patty L. Buchanan.  Image Credit: Kym Mackinnon, Unsplash This year-end-period with the ...

UN Progress Report on Emissions; COVID Effects and Opportunities

By: Patty L. Buchanan The United Nations Environmental Program published a report this ...

A Holiday Gift for our Planet – Reducing our waste

By: Shubir Kapoor The holiday season is upon us.  Especially in this year of COVID-19, many of us ...

Innovations In Solar Technology

By: Anuj Kapoor When people think of solar power, most of the time they think of the traditional, ...

Community Solar – What it is and how it works

By: Laura Kosbar Image Credit: Sustainable Westchester Community Solar If you live in the Town of ...

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address Greetings to the Natural World

By Patty L. Buchanan Haudenosaunee Flag; credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois Our modern ...

CURE100 Launched With Four Charter Chapters

By: Patty L. Buchanan The Croton100 and CURE100 Community has much to celebrate. This past week we ...

Eating meatless while “On the Go”

By: Sarah Wilson A recent article in these pages featured the Meatless Monday movement.  Meatless ...

“Super Power” Can Get Us to 50% GHG by 2030

By: Chandu Visweswariah  Clean Energy U Curve courtesy RethinkX Adam Dorr and Tony Seba of, ...

Headwinds of Climate Change Resistance Were Weakened This Week

By: Patty L. Buchanan President-Elect Joe Biden has been clear and consistent throughout his ...

Food is Medicine for Ourselves and Our Planet

By: Dhruv Gupta* Water Usage per EPA; Burger water use per Wall Street Journal, Jan.11, 2008; We ...

Reining in the Juggernaut of Global Warming

By: Patty L. Buchanan The month of October reminds me of the need to take action urgently and ...

The Beginning of the End of Fossil Fuels

By: Chandu Visweswariah The writing is on the wall: we are witnessing the beginning of the end of ...

Compost: The Dirty Details

By: Nadya Hall & Phyllis Bock What is compost? Compost is made of decayed organic material and ...

Let There Be Light: Saving Green By Going Green

By: Joel Gingold When you drive around Croton at night, the streetlights probably look pretty much ...

How Bad Is It? How Can We Make It Better?

By: Patty L. Buchanan The climate crisis is escalating because carbon emissions from fossil fuels ...

Your Next Car Should be an Electric Vehicle

By: Sarah Wilson When we measure the carbon footprint of an average household in Yorktown, ...

Be Part of the Carbon Reduction Solution: Drive Electric

By: Patty L. Buchanan Image by: Driveelectricweek.org The extreme weather events roiling the, ...

Give Carbon a Seat at the Table

By: Chandu Visweswariah We live in a topsy-turvy world. Increasingly, from world affairs to local ...

Our House is on Fire and the School is Buying Another Gas Bus

By: Patty L. Buchanan Getty Images Josh Edelson   Here are a few of this week’s news headlines:   ...

Greening Our Space

By: Bill Stoiber In last year’s hit movie “Marriage Story” Adam Driver, a transplanted New ...

Our Car Lexicon is Changing

By: Chandu Visweswariah Something profound is happening right in front of our eyes. Our very ...

Success: Power to Croton People!

By: Patty L. Buchanan Have you heard the electrifying news?  Croton’s Community Solar Project ...

Stepping Towards a Sustainable Lifestyle

By: Cyril Cabral Jr. It is up to all of us to take steps, no matter how small, toward making the ...

My Sustainability Misconception

By: Jolie Wasserman* The Croton100 Carbon Tracker Increases Awareness of How Sustainably You ...

Can your dinner tonight help save our planet?

By: Sarah Wilson Image Credit: Meatless Monday The choices we make every week and every day ...

Beer Produced by Net Zero Energy Anyone?

By: Steve Bluestone* The process of brewing beer consumes a LOT of energy. But, if one tweaks the ...

The Moral Imperative to Live a Negative Carbon Lifestyle

By: Chandu Visweswariah Would you knowingly harm your child? Of course not! What about your ...

Understanding Our Carbon Budget for 1.5 Degrees C of Warming

By: Chandu Visweswariah Graphic by Prof. Rob Jackson of Stanford A very interesting paper“ ...

Stepping towards a Better Environment – Install Rooftop Solar NOW

By: Robert DeAngelis Do you have a sunny roof?  Would you like to get 8-15% average annual return ...

Climate Induced Migration Brings a Moral Call to Action

By: Patty L. Buchanan* Image Credit: Re-Imagining Migration.org Scientists are able to measure and ...

Stepping towards a Better Environment – Converting to Clean Elect

By: Laura Kosbar While many of the changes you may need to make to reduce your carbon footprint & ...

Croton100’s Growing Impact is Seeded in CURE100

By: Patty L. Buchanan Croton100 continues to grow in impact!  In addition to galvanizing our ...

Yorktown100 plans for a greener future

By: Katherine Borchert Yorktown100, a group of Yorktown residents, aims to reduce the town’s ...

Stepping Towards a Better Environment

By: Robert DeAngelis Let’s make the world a cleaner, safer and healthier place. Like Michael ...

Power to the People: Community Solar Comes to Croton!

By: Leo Wiegman* What is Community Solar? Solar for the rest of us. New York State is a leader in ...

B-20 Home Heating Oil Enters the Inflection Point Conversation

By: Sheryl Goldberg They say we’ve reached an inflection point in our society.  But what does that ...

Onwards: The Path Forward for an Electric School Bus

By:  Patty L. Buchanan How can we be working so hard to educate the upcoming generation to take ...

When You Save Energy, You Save Money

By Patty L. Buchanan We just took steps to reduce our energy consumption.  This means we’ll also ...

When is the Best Time to Buy an Electric Vehicle?

By: Susan Sammon Have you noticed? There are many more electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid cars ...

Croton100 Carbon Tracker: Peering Behind the Curtain

By: Leo Wiegman Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love my data! “If you cannot measure it, ...

Leaning into Rapid and Unprecedented Changes

By: Patty L. Buchanan Making necessary changes in all aspects of our society to avoid catastrophic ...

Composting 101: It’s Way Easier (and less gross) Than You Think

By: Kathleen M. Reddy-Guidry You instantly begin to reduce your carbon footprint when you start an ...

Your Mother’s Day Good Deed: Join Electric School Bus Campaign

By: Patty L. Buchanan Today, as we pay tribute to all mothers, let us give special consideration ...

From a Vicious Cycle to a Virtuous Cycle

By: Chandu Visweswariah The 21st century will witness a series of profound macro-economic ...

Cut Carbon From Your Couch

By: Sheryl Goldberg I’ve been worrying about the curve for many years I even took steps to do my ...

Earth Day in Croton 1970: Then and Now

By: Patty L. Buchanan As a life-long resident of Croton-on-Hudson, I recall with quaint amusement ...

Leveraging the Coronavirus Carbon Dividend

By: Patty L. Buchanan In the face of unprecedented challenges, let us join together in seeing ...

Croton100’s Progress in the Midst of the Coronavirus

By: Patty L. Buchanan Welcome to Croton100’s first blog post! Follow this page for news about ...

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